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Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

On Friday, November 5, writers at all levels of skill and experience, from all across North Carolina and beyond, will gather for the 25th year in a row at the Fall Conference of the North Carolina Writers' Network.

Next Friday, October 29, is the last day you can take advantage of reduced registration fees for the Fall Conference.

Whatever your focus is, wherever you are in your writing career, you will find something for you at the Fall Conference.

Beginning writers can build a solid foundation in workshops dedicated to the craft of writing. Developing and emerging writers can hone their work, or advance their careers in workshops dedicated to the business of writing.

Writers ready for their big break can discuss their work with publishing professionals in the Manuscript Mart or Critique Service.

And all writers can come together to hear the wit and wisdom of best-selling novelist Michael Malone and the power of Poet Laureate Cathy Smith Bowers, to learn more about North Carolina's literary past from author Georgann Eubanks and about its literary future in the Open Mike Readings.

Register online at, or by calling 919-251-9140 or 336-293-8844.

We hope that you will want to be part of one of the largest and most inclusive writers' conferences in the country, especially as we celebrate the Network's
25th year. See you in Charlotte.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Erika Hoffman reading

Erika will be reading from her novel "Secrets, Lies and Grace" at Barnes & Noble, Southpoint, Tuesday, Nov.2, at 7 PM, and at McIntyres, Friday, November 12 at 2:00 PM.

The novel is about bullied teens and about how a brother has to save his sister from a deranged boyfriend. The novel takes place in the Piedmont and the belted cows of Fearrington are mentioned.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pittsboro Writers' Morning Out

Writers' Morning Out meets Saturday, October 9, 11:00 AM at Virlie's Grill. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Joanie McClean reading

I'll be reading some of my poems at Carrboro's West End Poetry Festival, October 16, at 3:00 in the Century Center. I'm planning to read mostly new stuff, hope lots of you can come. Also, Zelda Lockheart, Piedmont Poet Laureate, is reading at 2:00.

[I was amazed and delighted to see so many friendly faces at my reading in July! It really means a lot to me; thanks so much to all of you who were there.]

Cheers, Joanie